Plants and People (Jones & Bartlett Learning Topics in Biology Series), Paperback, 1 Edition by Mauseth, James D. (Used)
Paperback: 1 Edition
Publication Date: 2012-01-29
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Paperback : 502 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: Mauseth, James D.
Product Description Part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Special Topics in Biology Series! Plants play a role in the environment, in food, beverage, and drug production, as well as human health. Written for the introductory, non-science major course, Plants and People outlines the practical, economical, and environmental aspects of plants' interaction with humans and the earth. Mauseth provides comprehensive coverage of plants in the environment --global warming, deforestation, biogeography -- as well as the role plants play in food, fiber, and medicine. About the Author James Mauseth The University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology Education: B.S., University of Washington at Seattle, 1970 Ph.D., University of Washington at Seattle, 1975 Research: Research in his lab centers on evolution of morphogenic mechanisms and structure. They use cacti as model organisms because the family contains a great amount of structural/developmental diversity and because the cactus genus Pekeskia retains numerous relictual characters. Plants of Pereskia have hard woody stems and ordinary large leaves. From ancestors like this, morphogenic mechanisms have evolved into ones capable of controlling the differentiation of various types of highly modified wood, unusual types of cortex that have leaf-like features, and apical meristems that minimize the number of mitoses necessary to produce large plants. Because each evolutionary line in the family has undergone particular types of modification of the morphogenic mechanism, they can compare different types of differentiation of a particular tissue, each type controlled by homologous morphogenic mechanisms.
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